Semi-Finals – LCS NA Spring Playoffs 2015

Round 2 of the NA LCS Spring Playoffs, the semifinals, are coming up. After creating one of the biggest upsets this season, by winning against CLG last weekend, Team Liquid are coming into this semi-finals to face Cloud 9 while TSM will fight against Team Impulse to advance to the finals which will be played next weekend. Regardless the outcome of this round all 4 teams will play again at the weekend after the semifinals in either the Grand Finals or the match for 3rd place in the last matches of the NA LCS Spring Split. Besides 90 Championship points the winner will get a ticket to the MSI to face the winners of the other big League of Legends leagues in early May 2015. But this is still in the future – for now: welcome to the semi-finals of the NA LCS Spring Playoffs 2015!

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Semi-Final #1: Logo of LCS NA Team Cloud9 CLOUD9 vs. Team Liquid - LCS NA Team Logo TEAM LIQUID   3   :   2  
(April 11th, 12:00 AM PDT/3:00 PM EDT/09:00 PM CEST)

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Semi-Final #2: Logo of LCS NA Team TSM TEAM SOLOMID vs. Team Impulse - LCS NA Team Logo TEAM IMPULSE   3   :   1  
(April 12th, 12:00 AM PDT/3:00 PM EDT/09:00 PM CEST)

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The semi-finals, the second round of the Season 5 NA LCS Spring Playoffs are played on Saturday, April 11th and Sunday, April 12th. The Live stream of the NA Semi-finals is scheduled for 12:00 PDT | 21:00 CEST on both days but as the EU Playoffs are running right before the NA matches the start might be delayed. The odds comparison will be updated after the eSpors betting sites have their LCS markets for the semifinals live. If you are interested in placing a bet on the matches, you can find out more about betting on eSports here.

Stats Comparison Semi-Finals Teams

Team Wins Losses Avg. KDA Avg. Gold / Minute
Team SoloMid 13 5 5.07 1733.37
Cloud9 13 6 4.75 1696.13
Team Impulse 11 7 3.96 1686.52
Team Liquid 10 9 3.46 1618.26

Teams Stats from the regular Season Spring Split – including decider matches

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Preview and Predictions Semi-Finals NA Spring Playoffs

With the unexpected early exit of Counter Logic Gaming in these year Spring Playoffs, Team Liquid advances to the semifinals and has the chance to defeat Cloud9. On the other hand, Team Impulse defeated Gravity and will face Team SoloMid in the semifinals.

The anticipation and excitement grows as the 2015 NA LCS Spring Playoffs Semifinals is finally here!

Semi-Final #1: Logo of LCS NA Team Cloud9 CLOUD9 vs. Team Liquid - LCS NA Team Logo TEAM LIQUID

LCS NA Spring Playoffs 2015 semifinals Cloud9-Team Liquid -Match teaser

Head to Head Record in regular Season: Cloud9 2 : 0 Team Liquid
(April 11th, 12:00 AM PDT/3:00 PM EDT/09:00 PM CEST)

Logo of LCS NA Team Cloud9Cloud9: The 2015 IEM Season IX World Championship was not accommodating for Cloud9 as they were immediately swept out of the tournament. Fast forward to the last week of the Spring Split, Cloud9 was able to defeat Team SoloMid which is an impressive feat on its own.

Sneaky has been consistent all season, garnering the 2nd highest KDA ratio this season with 7.2. His impressive plays with Graves and Corki plus his synergy with LemonNation has been instrumental to the success of the team. On the other side of the spectrum, Hai has been inconsistent with his laning phase and carry potential as evident with his average KDA ratio of 4 but his leadership skills makes up for the lack of performance.

Team Liquid - LCS Team LogoTeam Liquid: Team Liquid did the impossible and defeated Counter Logic Gaming in the quarterfinals. The worst part was, Counter Logic Gaming was not able to win a single game.

Piglet has been steadily adjusting and improving since his appearance in the North American scene and with his performance against Counter Logic Gaming, his all-star form is now taking shape once again. Fenix has been a monster since the start of the season and his performance with Urgot in their 1st game against Counter Logic Gaming is phenomenal.

Prediction: Team Liquid is improving at a fast rate while Cloud9 is making up for their past mistakes. They key factor here is communication. Team Liquid has had communication while Cloud9 has been a cohesive team from the start. Cloud9 also defeated Team Liquid twice in the season. They admitted that the only way for Team Liquid to win is by Piglet carrying the team. They did their priority and shut down Piglet’s early game.

If they can execute the same tactic, Cloud9 will surely win this one. If it goes down to both teams playing standard lanes, I think Cloud9 still has the upper hand.

Semi-Final #2: Logo of LCS NA Team TSM TEAM SOLOMID vs. Team Impulse - LCS NA Team Logo TEAM IMPULSE

LCS NA Spring Playoffs 2015 semifinals Team SoloMid-Team Impulse -match teaser

Head to Head Record in regular Season: Team SoloMid 1 : 1 Team Impulse
(April 12th, 12:00 AM PDT/3:00 PM EDT/09:00 PM CEST)

Logo of LCS NA Team TSMTeam SoloMid: The undisputed champions of the IEM Katowice returns to the 2015 NA LCS Spring Playoffs for another shot to prove their dominance and become the best team in North America.

While it may seems that all of the hype surrounding Team SoloMid is just absurd, its players has proven established themselves as the best team this season. They placed first this Spring Split with a record of 13 wins and only 5 losses, defeating Cloud9 and Counter Logic Gaming for the crown.

The acquisition of Bjergsen has been a tremendous help to the team as his performance this season is exceptional. He has the highest KDA ratio in the team with 6.8 and his Ahri picks has never lost a single game. Santorin is also one of the best junglers there is although his Reksai has only a 50% winning rate this season. The list will go as why Team SoloMid is the best team this season.

Team Impulse - LCS NA Team LogoTeam Impulse: Defeating Gravity is no easy task especially if it’s a best-of-five series but Team Impulse did what they had to do.

Piglet on Hecarim was instrumental in closing the series as he used it twice and both games were victorious. On the other hand, XiaoWeiXiao outplayed Keane in the entire series which made Keane useless in the early part of the game. Even though they dropped the 2nd game, it was an easy series for Team Impulse and it showed the struggling Gravity.

Prediction: Although Team SoloMid and Team Impulse split their head-to-head record this season, Team SoloMid has never looked this good. With the 2015 IEM Katowice championship behind their back, I am sure that they will do everything they can to win this series.

The middle lane matchup between Bjergsen and XiaoWeiXiao is a sight to see but the difference between these teams is their AD carries. WildTurtle has been falling short of its all-star form all season while Apollo has been a monster throughout the season. If Rush can get Apollo rolling, Team Impulse has a higher chance of winning, but if Santorin do it first with Bjergsen then Team SoloMid will win this one. I want Team Impulse to give a spirited fight but I know that Team SoloMid will sweep this series away.

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John Bryan M. LimAbout the Author: Pre-Match Analysis and Predictions by John Bryan M. Lim, BS Computer Science student of the University of the Philippines Los Baños. Contact John Bryan M. Lim on Facebook